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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   276 Books
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The History of the London Rifle Brigade 1859-1919. 1st Ed., text & mapcase: xx+515p., 6 plates, 17 sketch maps in text + 5 lge. fldg. maps in separate case. Constable. 1921  #58116
[HLMainPic] 5th Londons F&F 1914-18 Plugstreet, 2nd Ypres, 1/7/16 at Gommecourt &c. Detailed & readable history with num. anecdotes &c. Appendices inc. officers' services, awards. Complete: text + 5 fldg. maps in separate mapcase. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
A Short History of the South Wales Borderers 24th Foot & The Monmouthshire Regiment. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 112pp. Cardiff: Western Mail. nd (c.1954).  #58124
[HLMainPic] Useful concise history of these regiments with much on all battalions in WW1 & WW2. Orig. green printed wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
2/4 Battalion Hampshire Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with cord tie, 68pp., 4to, 2 maps. Privately printed. nd 1920  #57016
[HLMainPic] 2/4th Hants. in Palestine May 1917-May 1918 then in France with the 62nd (West Riding) Div. for the Final Advance June-Nov. 1918 inc. Havrincourt, Marcoing & Le Quesnoy. Several rolls of officers, awards. Casualties noted in text. Somewhat chipped but VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
A Short History of the Sixth Battalion the Durham Light Infantry. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., [iii]+30pp., map. Bardnard Castle: Teesdale Mercury Press. 1939  #58334
[HLMainPic] Short accounts of services in Boer War & WW1 on the Western Front, together with a note of locations of Annual Camp 1888-1938, roll of Commanding Officers. Orig. dec. card wraps. VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
2nd Bn. Queen's Westminster Rifles. Untitled souvenir album (compiled by J.G. Barker, assisted by several dozen former comrades who lent negatives &c.), comprising [iii]+15pp. letterpress + 228 real photos. mounted on 29 leaves. VG in dw. No imprint/date (c.1920).  #57045
[HLMainPic] High quality production comprising a very short account of the Bn's. raising & active service with 60th Div., France briefly then Salonika, Egypt then France again in 1918, followed by Roll of Hon. & index to the 228 photos. of the campaign in Egypt & Palestine, military & local scenes, outposts, PoWs, bridges across the River Jordan, Battalion's Guide & Arab Interpreter, Bivouacing, Westminsters Leaving Jericho, &c. Orig. plain blue cloth, VG in plain grey dw, VG & scarce.   £245
The Tenth Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) A Record & A Memorial 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xix+168pp., 23 portraits of officers, from drawings by Lt. H.J. Gunn, 3 photos. Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation. 1923  #58061
[HLMainPic] Fine history (written by four former officers of the battalion) with 15th (Scottish) Div., Western Front 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Arras, Ypres &c. Officers' roll noting dates served in the bn. &c., roll of awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, tather rubbed & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £120
History of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles. 1st Ed., xvi+489pp., col. frontis., 26 photos., 14 maps. Printed for the Regt. 1921  #53057
Detailed history: 1st Bn. Western Front 1915-18; 2nd Bn. F&F briefly then Palestine & back to France in 1918. Nominal roll, awards &c. VG ex-IWM lib.   £25
A History of the 10th (Service) Bn. The East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Commercials) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xix+204pp., 40 photos., fldg. map in end-pocket + 4 in text. Hull: Brown. 1937  #57130
[HLMainPic] France March 1916 after brief service in Egypt, involved in preparation for the attack at Serre 1/7/16 but were not called upon as the preceding waves failed so completely. Arras & Vimy Ridge 1917, German Spring Offensive, Final Advance &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
Presentation of Colours to 45 Commando Royal Marines by Her Majesty The Queen on The Hoe, Plymouth, 13th May, 1969. 16pp., 2 col. plates. Printed by Hiorns & Miller, Devonport. Contemp.  #57519
[HLMainPic] Official souvenir of the event, this copy in full red morocco, gilt to front, retaining orig. wraps. Col. portrait of HM The Queen & of the new Colours. Includes roll of officers & warrant officers on parade, details of the ceremony, &c. (Tis copy belonged to the 2ic, Major B.L. Edwards). VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
A War Record of the 21st London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 277pp., frontis. Privately published. 1927  #58063
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from March 1915 with 47th (London) Div. inc. Loos, Vimy Ridge, Somme, Ypres, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in silver gilt with regimental crest & red bands to front, little rubbed, VG. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75

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